Hume, Australian Capital Territory
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
|Population||430 (2016 census)|
|• Density||50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi)|
|Gazetted||22 March 1982|
|Area||8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)|
Hume is a suburb of Canberra in the district of Jerrabomberra. The suburb is named after the explorer Hamilton Hume and streets are named after Australian industrialists and businessmen. Hume is a light-industrial suburb and there is no significant housing development. At the 2016 census, Hume had a population of 430, up from six in 2006, as a result of the construction of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The location of the prison has also given Hume a highly unusual sex ratio with 93.4% of the population being male.
Deakin Volcanics from the Silurian period underlie Hume. Cream and purple rhyodacite are found in the south and including Tralee, New South Wales. A mixture of purple and green tuff, ashstone, shale, and coarse sandstone is in the north east. Coarse dark purple rhyodacite is in the north end near Queanbeyan turn off.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017.
- Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 63. ISBN 1-86331-128-9.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
- Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.
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